Exodus 1:18
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7121 [e]וַיִּקְרָ֤א
way-yiq-rā
So called forConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4428 [e]מֶֽלֶךְ־
me-leḵ-
the kingN-msc
4714 [e]מִצְרַ֙יִם֙
miṣ-ra-yim
of EgyptN-proper-fs
3205 [e]לַֽמְיַלְּדֹ֔ת
lam-yal-lə-ḏōṯ,
the midwivesPrep-l, Art | V-Piel-Prtcpl-fp
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
  לָהֶ֔ן
lā-hen,
to themPrep | 3fp
4069 [e]מַדּ֥וּעַ
mad-dū-a‘
whyInterrog
6213 [e]עֲשִׂיתֶ֖ן
‘ă-śî-ṯen
have you doneV-Qal-Perf-2fp
1697 [e]הַדָּבָ֣ר
had-dā-ḇār
thingArt | N-ms
2088 [e]הַזֶּ֑ה
haz-zeh;
thisArt | Pro-ms
2421 [e]וַתְּחַיֶּ֖יןָ
wat-tə-ḥay-ye-nā
and saved aliveConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-2fp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3206 [e]הַיְלָדִֽים׃
hay-lā-ḏîm.
the male childrenArt | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
שמות 1:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּקְרָ֤א מֶֽלֶךְ־מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ לַֽמְיַלְּדֹ֔ת וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לָהֶ֔ן מַדּ֥וּעַ עֲשִׂיתֶ֖ן הַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֑ה וַתְּחַיֶּ֖יןָ אֶת־הַיְלָדִֽים׃

שמות 1:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויקרא מלך־מצרים למילדת ויאמר להן מדוע עשיתן הדבר הזה ותחיין את־הילדים׃

שמות 1:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויקרא מלך־מצרים למילדת ויאמר להן מדוע עשיתן הדבר הזה ותחיין את־הילדים׃

שמות 1:18 Hebrew Bible
ויקרא מלך מצרים למילדת ויאמר להן מדוע עשיתן הדבר הזה ותחיין את הילדים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"

King James Bible
And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?"
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